The spectrum of goldstini and modulini

  • Clifford Cheung
  • Francesco D’Eramo
  • Jesse ThalerEmail author


When supersymmetry is broken in multiple sectors via independent dynamics, the theory furnishes a corresponding multiplicity of “goldstini” degrees of freedom which may play a substantial role in collider phenomenology and cosmology. In this paper, we explore the tree-level mass spectrum of goldstini arising from a general admixture of F -term, D -term, and almost no-scale supersymmetry breaking, employing non-linear superfields and a novel gauge fixing for supergravity discussed in a companion paper. In theories of F -term and D -term breaking, goldstini acquire a mass which is precisely twice the gravitino mass, while the inclusion of no-scale breaking renders one of these modes, the modulino, massless. We argue that the vanishing modulino mass can be explained in terms of an accidental and spontaneously broken “global” supersymmetry.


Supersymmetry Breaking Supergravity Models Supersymmetric Standard Model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clifford Cheung
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francesco D’Eramo
    • 3
  • Jesse Thaler
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Berkeley Center for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyU.S.A.
  2. 2.Theoretical Physics GroupLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyU.S.A.
  3. 3.Center for Theoretical PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeU.S.A.

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